Our Team

Who works at The Wantage Nursery & Preschool?

Our children spend their time with caring and gentle adults who are fun to be around and who genuinely love being with them.  Our nursery is small and intimate and all the staff know all the children well.  All our staff are well qualified for their role.  Everyone is trained in first aid and safeguarding. All our staff are encouraged and supported in further training in general childcare and in more specialised areas such as Special Educational Needs and also in practical skills like food hygiene.

Read on and meet the team!

Delia

Delia

Nursery Manager and Poppets Room Leader

I have managed settings for over 14 years now and love everything about children and nursery life. I have two very grown up children and a grandson that I adore spending time with. I enjoy the outdoors; particularly challenging myself to stay fit. I have worked here for  5 years and am proud to be manager of the Wantage Nursery. I have a BA in Early Childhood studies and enjoy learning and gaining knowledge, just like the children I work with!

 

Becky

Becky

Deputy Manager and Preschool Room Leader

I have worked in childcare for 14 years and joined the Wantage nursery in 2010 where I have found a home. I have a diploma in preschool practice and really enjoy teaching the Preschool. I love working at this nursery as it is such a small and friendly team; the children really feel at home and this creates a relaxed and happy atmosphere. I am a cheerful and calm person and my passions are children and animals, particularly spending time with my lovely dog Quinn.

Sarah

Sarah

Tweenies Trainee Nursery Assistant

I have recently joined the team here at The Wantage Nursery and Pre-School. The children that I look after never fail to amaze me with how quickly they learn. The nursery is small and homely which is an excellent environment to them to develop. I'm excited to be starting my NVQ3 in early years education and look forward to progressing in my role. In my spare time I like to go for walks and explore new places with my boyfriend and spending time at home with my adorable cat Smokey.

Caroline

Caroline

Poppets Assistant Room Leader

I returned to work at the nursery in 2017 after having a son of my own. I have spent time in all of the rooms but finally settled in the Poppets room. I love watching the children grow and develop, knowing that I am helping them on their way. In my spare time I like going for walks with my son and partner, exploring new places and taking lots of photos.

Kathryn

Kathryn

Tweenies Trainee Nursery Assistant

I have been at the nursery since 2016 and absolutely love it. I have experience in all areas of the nursery and have found my home in Tweenies. I particularly enjoy reading to the children and enjoy them helping me to read the well known stories. I enjoy helping them learn new skills and become independent little people. It is so rewarding to help them achieve different milestones both indoors and outside, and see the excitement on their faces and hear the words "I did it" I am also a mum to 3 teenagers and enjoy spending time with my family walking our dog Milo, cooking and travelling to exciting new places. 

Jack

Jack

Pre-School Trainee Nursery Assistant

I have been working at the nursery in the Pre-School room for just over 2 years. I enjoy teaching the children new things and watching them grow and develop, I have become part of The Wantage Nursery and Pre-School family. I am currently completing my NVQ3 which I am loving doing. In my spare time I like to walk my dog and ride my horses.

Gracie

Gracie

Poppets Nursery Nurse

My favourite thing to do with the children is sing, I believe that music is essential for a child's development because it brings so much joy and happiness. I completed my level 3 training at Abingdon & Witney college in 2020 and have settled into The Wantage Nursery and Pre-school where I can put my knowledge to good use. I am also partway through my girl guiding leadership for becoming a leader for brownies. I enjoy singing and spending time with my partner.

Rachel

Rachel

Tweenies Trainee Nursery Assistant

I have recently joined the team here at The Wantage Nursery and Pre-school. I enjoy spending time with the children and helping them to learn and develop whilst have lots of fun. I am currently studying with the Open University for a childcare course. I have two cats at home whom I love spending time with.